From Sarah Bartholomew ’14:
Brian Parks MA ’09 performs organ works by Jehan Alain, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Duruflé, César Franck, and Herbert Howells; as well as the spectacular piece “Fantasia Chromatica” by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and representative Italian Renaissance harpsichord music that inspired the composer.
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Place: Memorial Chapel
If you’re looking for something to do tonight, check out Brian’s graduate recital. Brian is a graduate student in the music department, my solkattu classmate, a fantastic organist, and an excellent composer. He is also great at naming pieces – see “all the trichords in a seven-letter alphabet where order matters and no performer sonifies the same pitch or embodies the same gesture consecutively.” There are also a ton of students performing with him. More information below:
The concert is February 16th, tonight, at 8:00 PM in Memorial Chapel. I will present works from 2007-2013 including the first piece I premiered here. This encompasses the span of time I’ve spent here. In addition, there will be three premieres, two of them based on the tiling theorems of mathematician John Lely. The premieres will be: tiling canon for hymn-tune, non-deterministic amen, all the trichords in a seven-letter alphabet where order matters and no performer sonifies the same pitch or embodies the same gesture consecutively, scalar mensuration, and tiling canon for ballet dancers.